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Prosthetic Hands Development Stagnated For 20 Years
2012-06-12 12:10:42

The development of body-powered prosthetic hands has stagnated for over twenty years. That is the main conclusion of a study by researchers from TU Delft and the University of Groningen into this type of prosthesis, which is published in the American Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. High operating force The study, which was carried out by researchers from TU Delft and the University of Groningen, measured the force required to operate a number of contemporary...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

ProDigits is the first ever motor-powered system for patients with missing fingers NOTE TO EDITORS, PHOTO EDITORS: Additional background material, photos are available at www.touchbionics.com/prodigits-press Use of materials is free to accredited media LIVINGSTON, UK and HILLIARD, OH, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics, developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies, today announced the commercial launch of ProDigits, the world's first powered bionic finger solution for patients...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'